I've always loved visiting Paris, both for its remarkable beauty and for its cultural and culinary delights, amongst many other reasons.
So, I was pleased to discover Bridges of Paris, a unique photography book that focuses on the 37 beautiful bridges that cross the River Seine, collectively weaving a unique and remarkable tale of the city’s history. Photojournalist Michael Saint captured more than 350 original images of Paris and the bridges that lay at its heart, all compiled with love for this stunning coffee table book, which will delight any fan of Paris. The book features glorious portraits of each bridge as well as intimate riverside moments.
Interesting themes explored within Bridges of Paris include Paris bridges as destinations, the history of bridges in Paris and how bridges help to connect diverse communities on either side of the river.
Saint James said, “Bridges of Paris is a kaleidoscopic collage that shifts focus from the monumental to the minutia that make up the quotidienne, (daily life) of the beloved French capital." My passion for Paris and my art compelled me to spend a full year living in the city. I was able to develop an intimate relationship with the culture, people and bridges that Paris has to offer. I hope my book helps people experience a new culture with an open mind.”
The Bridges of Paris is now available in hard copy from Citron Bay Press, Amazon.com and select independent retailers.
One of the greatest luxuries of all is having the time to relax with a great book.